Theory of Change for Planning & Evaluation Intensive Training Workshop

December 6 & 7, 2018.  New York, NY

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This workshop is different from anything we have offered before. It is an intensive two-day training program for a select group of participants looking for a hands-on approach to their specific needs.


Aim of the workshop: The workshop is designed to teach critical facilitation and execution skills in order to successfully conduct a Theory of Change initiative from start to finish.  Participants will take part in an interactive program and are invited to bring their specific issues—and their specific Theory of Change projects.


Learning Objectives: Full understanding of Theory of Change as a process and a product—and how it works for planning, team-building, capacity building, securing buy-in, funding proposals, managing an initiative, on-going monitoring, and evaluation. Participants will come away from this workshop with new insight, tools, and materials to bring to their organization.  Upon completion, Participants will receive a Certification from the Center for Theory of Change, a ToC Planning Workbook, and all materials used in the workshop.

Methods: Interactive discussion of case studies and best practices, instruction on tools and materials, hands-on exercises in groups as well as one-on-one, individual instruction.


Who should attend? Any professional who currently (or soon will be) conducting a planning or evaluation design initiative.  In particular, the participants will be Foundation Leaders, Program Officers, NGO leaders, Evaluators, Strategic Planners.


Application Process: Due to limited enrollment, participants are invited to apply by filling out the application/order form below.  In general, we are interested in participants who may be working on a Theory of Change now, about to embark on one, or considering Theory of Change as a methodology to help guide their planning or evaluation design needs.  Multiple participants from one organization are welcome as space allows.


Cost: $1,800


Instructors: David L. Colby Esq.  and Dr. Heléne Clark


Sponsored and supported by the Center for Theory of Change and ActKnowledge.


Application/Order Form.  * Applicants will be notified within 48 hours. Successful applicants will have a pre-workshop discussion with one of the instructors for preparation purposes.  


Due to the small class format of this workshop, enrollment is limited.  The program is designed to help participants with their actual planning/evaluation projects—whether in the works or post mortem.  We welcome all to apply from diverse backgrounds and areas/sectors of work. Kindly fill out the information below.  You will be contacted within approximately 48 hours of submission with either an approval or a request for further information.  If the enrollment is full, you will receive a full refund.